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of president george w. bush, which he saw as imperialistic. that was a bit of a public- relations problem for the bush white house. the election of barack obama, the kind of change towards a multiracial society that he saw in south africa as well. it was not just south africa that nelson mandela was revolutionary. it was his moral stature around the world and the way that he used it that made a difference. was tremendous respect from leaders around the world for nelson mandela. next year. are coming ines from presidents of this country. george w. bush, "we join the people of south africa and around the world and celebrity the life of nelson mandela. he was one of the great forces for freedom and equality of our time. he left the world with dignity and grace and our world is better off because of his example," that from president george w. bush a short time ago. jonathan karl, certainly president obama made aware of the news, the loss this afternoon. have we heard anything yet from the president? >> the white house is well aware of this, something we have been tracking a long time. no offi
george w. bush laura and i join the people in south africa and the world in celebrating the life of nelson mandela. he was a force of freedom and equality. he bore burdens with dignity and grace. this man will be missed, but contributions live on forever. we send our heart felt sympathy to the family. the first of what i think we all know will be many, many tributes to nelson mandela in the days and weeks to come. not a real surprise that he has passed away. today, he's been in failing health for several years now. but quite a blow to the millions of people in the world who have admired his leadership and strength for so many generations. we will, of course, have continuing coverage on the death of nelson mandela on and also nigh on news 4 at 5:00 and 6:00. we hope you'll stay tuned. for now, back to you in the studio. jim and pat? >> thanks so much. we want to shift back to the live pictures outside mandela's home. the media has been there all day. crowds are gatt ering, too. the deep love and debt they owe him. got out of prison in 1990, came out with the
he came to the united states. in 1990 george l.w. bush called mandela a man who embodies the hopes of millions at a meeting at the white house. of course, there is that infamous picture of bill clinton with mandela in 1998 when clinton went to visit mandela and mandela showed the president the jail cell where he spent 17 years under incarceration by the government. it was a total of 20 years in prison. in 2002 president george w. bush awarded mandela with a presidential medal of freedom and president obama met with mandela once back when he was a senator in 2005. so right now as we await for the president to speak about the passing of nelson mandela. >> i know it will be some heartfelt remarks from the president because when you think about it, it's this nation's first african american president offering sentiments about south africa's first black president, clearly tied together by their roles in history and connected a number of times in person, the obama family connecting with mandela's family in south africa. again you're looking right now outside of nelson mandela's home in j
are not that of george w. bush, they are not of bill clinton, they are of hits. yes, the obama record poses a fundamental threat to millions of americans and he's got that right. take a look under mr. obama. the income gap, four times faster has expanded four times faster than it did under president george bush. under president obama, 6.7 americans in the millions have fallen into poverty. the same one that had the audacity to stand before the cameras and speak as though he had absolutely been uninvolvee and policies for the past five years. it's an extraordinary thought. the number of workers receiving disability benefits under his administration over the course of the past five years has risen by 20% to almost 9 million people. 9 million people under president obama. under president obama, 21.6 americans are underemployed or unemployed and giving up looking for work. under president obama, the average duration has nearly doubled to more than 36 weeks and today, president obama joined the nearly 70% of voters who say that the united states is now headed in the wrong direction. so often it seems that you
reached across party lines and in the fact that george w. bush might not have done as much as he did and big events in contributions with his administration. not for the leadership to the foundation. bill clinton, ideologically, the deep discussions, do they see the parallel. >> they were political soul mates. bill clinton so identified with him and what he accomplished. he was a hero for people of clinton's age and my age and hillary clinton as much as white people as well. people of all color. he represented the good that could come out of struggles. >> let's go to the grio. joy, how impactful will nelson mandela be in american life moving forward? >> you know, ed, i think truly is one of the greatest citizens. stretching back to the 60s and 70s and into the 80s, the civil rights movement, the vietnam war and the antiwar movement and mandela movement on campuses and american kid who is had never been to the continent of africa, but identified with the suffering of 85% of that population who had no rights. >> my dad used to go to africa on business. he could go into the country on b
. my first trip to china was with ronald reagan. he said a lot of the same thing. george w. bush used to speak out a lot on religious freedom and liberty. these are important points for americans to make. i think he was right in making them. you have a twitter sphere in china. you have 100 million bloggers. this kind of thing circulates a bit. and it feeds into the reform mined tendencies thatle young chinese have. i think it was important that the vice president hit on these things. >> all right. former ambassador john huntsman. >>> still to come, dozens of whales stranded in florida. and the prospects are not good. >>> the latest from the rob ford crack scandal. secret wiretaps reveal he may have tried to buy the incriminating video from a gang member. [ male announcer ] here's a question for you. if every u.s. home replaced one light bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb, the energy saved could light how many homes? 1 million? 2 million? 3 million? the answer is... 3 million homes. by 2030, investments in energy efficiency could help americans save $300 billion each year. take the e
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the white house, meeting with three sitting presidents. in 2002 george w. bush presented him with the medal of freedom. president obama met mandela once in 2005, when obama was a senator. after one term as president mandela stepped down. he did not slow his pace. his charitable foundation raised money for a variety of causes. when south africa hosted soccer's world cup tournament in july 2010 he made his last major public appearance at the final game. the crowd honoured him with a thunderous ovation. his third wife, grassa michelle, the former first lady of mozambique was at his side during his battles with prostate cancer and lung infections that hospitalized him in the end. >> never, and never again, that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another, and suffer the indignity of being the scum of the world. the sun shall never set on so glorious a human achievement. god bless africa. thank you. nelson mandela dead at 95. >> let's get to the white house, mike viqueira is the white house correspondent and he has reaction from president obama to the death of nels
president mandela to make this world better for all. former president george h.w. bush issued a statement saying of mandela, "he was a man of tremendous moral courage who changed the course of history in his country. and in another statement, former president jimmy carter said, "his passion for freedom and justice created new hope for generations of oppressed people worldwide. and now to a personal retrospective on the life of nelson mandela from one of our own. former "newshour" senior correspondent charlayne hunger gault covered the south african leader for more than a decade, and interviewed him on a number of occasions, from the time he left prison to his election as south africa's president. she prepared this remembrance. >> to my generation, the onetha, nelson mandela was a towering man of myth and legend, of action and passion, of selfless sacrifice and before any of us dreamed he became the embodiment of a notorious decades long struggling against oppression, these were images from the book, mandela, the authorized portrait, helps tell the story of mandela's long road to freedom,.
me read a statement that the former president george w. bush has just issued on the passing of president nelson mandela. laura and i join the people of south africa and the world in celebrating the life of nelson mandela. president mandela was one of the great forces of freedom and equality of our time. he bore his burdens with dignity and grace, and our world is better off because of his example. this good man will be missed but his contributions will live on forever. laura and i send our heartfelt sympathy to president mandela's family and to the citizens of the nation he loved. i anticipate we will be getting a statement shortly from president obama as well. president clinton, so many world leaders will be, of course, responding and reacting. in fact, i expect to be hearing from the president, there you can see the white house briefing room, they are getting ready for a statement from the president of the united states. the seal is there, now the flags are being installed. momentarily the president will walk into the briefing room and pay his respects and these are live p
under george w. bush. welcome to you both. >> thank you. >> woodruff: steven kreisberg, to you first. the basic question here i think is should public employees who have done their time working for the government, are now retired, be subject to any kind of cuts when the city or the state they work for is facing terrible fiscal crisis, and an underfunded pension fund? >> well, the underfunding of these pension funds has nothing to do with the workers. the workers, as you have said, have served their city. they put in their time. they've done the services that they've been paid to provide. the pension is a form of deferred compensation. so typically when people do the service, they get paid. you know, becoming a deadbeat on a pension as the city of detroit is proposing to do is not consistent with the values, i think, of just about anybody in america. so it's really not a case where the workers who are now retired are seeking something to which they are not entitled. the pension isn't provided as a gift, it's provided in compensation for service previously provided. >> woodruff: what a
both doing far better than president obama at this time. george w. bush was slightly lower at 37%. but this is the same president who it seemed could do no wrong when he was re-elected. ari often reminds me that in politics things can move very slow and they can also move very fast. >> only ari knows that? oh. >> and former white house adviser spoke to this on this week last week wanting it to move quickly. let's take a listen. >> people trust this president. i think there's been numbers all over the place. i'm confident in a few months from now those trust numbers are going to come up. i think his approval number will come up. >> that's obviously what every democrat wants. jon, it seems like this is a year the administration is wanting to put behind them very quickly. >> yeah, i mean -- well, if we had this conversation two months ago, two and a half months ago t would have been a very different conversation probably about the last year. it's just this last two months that have been very difficult for them. you know, i think a lot of the dancing on the right about the problems w
collection, these may be the best. former president george h.w. bush had socks on that bear his face. >> the arkansas democrat is considered the most vulnerable senator up for re-election n year. in the new spot, he wants voters to know he's a man of faith. >> the bible teaches us no one has all the answers, only god does. and neither political party is always right. this is my compass, my north star. it gives me comfort and guidance to do what's best for arkansas. >> the campaign won't say how much tv time they bought, marco rubio's super pac launches a six figure ad buy. >>> hillary clinton can read a little easier. elizabeth warren tells the boston harold she is not running for president in 2016. >>> the great people at the onion are having fun with out jog fair michael bloomberg. this time they are poking fun at the stop and kiss policy. >> the policy allows officers to kick anyone they think looks suspicious has been a subject of criticism for those who say it's a violation of privacy and breech of constitutional rights. >> every time i go out and i see a cop, i'm ready for him
the accountability office had this to say on hannity. >> you can look at any president -- george w. bush, richard nixon, ronald reagan, bill clinton -- you look at their calendar and you can see what's important to them. even if you don't know anything about what was going on at that time, look at that calendar and you'll see what their priorities are. in the case of president obama, if you look at his calendar, there is no evidence whatsoever that is focused or has much interest in health care at all. >> they say that -- they went on to say they have a list of all their meetings. 277 private meetings with 16 other cabinet members. 277 with 16 other cabinetmakers -- cabinetmakers, they pretty much make their own cabinets in the white house. so that just shows a lack of focus, a lack of interest. it remind me of the fact that i remember when james woolsey was the director of the c.i.a. with bill clinton. he didn't have much interest in surveillance, intelligence and international affairs when he got started. it all changes and people used to say james woolsey never gets to see the president. it do
that george w. bush didn't use e-mail and he certainly was president during the time of handheld mobile devices. he didn't have one. but president obama, that's certainly a tool that he has always had. now i will say, though, the president doesn't completely shun all apple products. he uses the ipad quite a bit when he's looking at news or reviewing one of his speeches. it was also interesting yesterday, carol. he talked about how his daughters, sasha and malia spend quite a bit of time on their iphones. we saw that during the inaugural parade just this past january, that they were taking photos of the parade and photos of their parents and even taking some selfies. the president, no, he can't have an iphone, saying it's for security reasons. >> understand. brianna keilar, at the white house this morning. >>> budget battle hits your refrigerator. many of us could see milk prices double, unless congress acts soon. too big. too small. too soft. too tasty. [ both laugh ] [ male announcer ] introducing progresso's new creamy alfredo soup. inspired by perfection. new creamy alfredo soup. eve
-- or a presidential dog, this time it's bo devouring a camera microphone or president george w. bush heading for a locked exit door in china. americans of a certain age can't quite forget president gerald ford slip sliding down the steps of air force one in austria. ashton's fall much gentler, a treasured brush with white house fame. >> she'll be able to look back and say i was at the white house and got a chance to have a very special moment. >> reporter: we asks the first lady's office if mrs. obama had any reaction to the commotion. mrs. obama decided to give the last word to ashton and her father. >> what a great story. >> thank you major. didn't ashton look pretty in her dress? i thought it was sweet. >> ashton was so composed got right up. good alabama-texas girl. >> you can rela >>> a little boy with a super 8 camera grew up to be an oscar winning director. peter jackson's latest chapter in the hobbit series is about to hit theaters. he shows john blackstone how he brought middle earth to hollywood. pretty school story straight ahead, only on "cbs this morning."
, ford, carter, george h.w. bush and president clinton. you don't need to go back six decades to find a real comparison. >> i think it's fallen in real terms, whether you reference it to truman or lbj. >> as for a plain old income disparity, the president sounded off on a widening gap. >> the top 10% no longer takes in 1/3 of our income, it now takes half. >> but is it really that skewed? '. >> it looks like the president is using a well regarded federal reserve study. the top 5% and 9% added up to almost 90% of all incomes. but the congressional budget office came out with updated filg you'res today. in recent figures, the top 10% o after all earners accounted for 76%. compare that to 1979 when the study started. and the top 10% brought in 29.9%, and you can see a trend developing here. most of the gains of the recovery have flown to the top. that's also been true over the last 30 years in which there's been a substantial increase in income and equality and an even greater increase in wealth and equality as most of the gains have gone to the top 1%. the point is, there's really no qu
and the way supreme court addressed that issue and got the presidency for george w. bush. that's how our constitution works. al gore went out there and basically accepted that without complaint. al gore accepted the fact and then he won by 600,000 votes that w. was president. there were no legal challenges. there is an asymmetry between the hard right and the left. to say they are the same not true. >> there's an extraordinary speech by al gore that night and many observers thought if al gore had spoken that way over the campaign he probably would have won that election. >> if he had richard goodwin throughout the campaign instead of the concession speech it would have helped. >> we'll talk about the interview tonight. good luck. >> i hope i can do my job. katty, what's next? >> coming up, we'll have more here on "morning joe" with the economist which is looking into its krystal ball for the year ahead. we'll break down the magazine's predictions from music industry to president obama getting his second term back on track. stay with us for more "morning joe." we'll be right back. vo: it'
and george w. bush and the obama administration have not joined, have not joined. they have isolated the united states on this issue. i ask what kind of message this sends to the rest of the world in this lack of leadership here we ought to just sign it. we spend hundreds of millions of dollars removing landmines around the world. we use the leahy war victims fund to help landmine victims around the world. what are we afraid of? we have another leahy law says we cannot export landmines? let's show the courage. it only takes a little bit to go for it and sign the treaty, like every one of our allies has done. is that so difficult? now, in conclusion let me tell you, on november 22, remember the great loss this country suffered 50 years ago when president kennedy was assassinated. i remember my wife and i, as a long -- a young law student stand right here on this corner watching them go down. hundreds of thousands industry. you could hear the drums when they left the white house. that far away. you could actually hear the click in the street lights as they changed, and you could hear t
. bush esident george saying today that president mandela was one of the great forces for freedom and equality of our team. he bore his burdens with dignity and grace, and our world is better off because of his example. he will be missed, but his contributions will live on forever. joining us now on the telephone from are washington, former u.s. ambassador to south africa, don gibbs. he was ambassador to south africa from 2009 until earlier this year. ambassador gibbs, thanks very much for spending time with us. what can you describe as the relationship between nelson andela and the united states diplomatically? >> diplomatically and personally i think he has been an inspiration to all of us. i think he brought out the best in everyone who came into contact with him. i had the immense honor to be able to get to know him a little bit toward the end of his incredibly inspiring life. you can't help but be moved when you are in his presence. i think we should all take away from his incredible life that we can rise above any differences that we might have and come together to solve pro
granddad one of the great americans that ever lived george h.w. bush, former president of the united states phone for those socks. >> sack man. >> what is he wearing there? >> oh my goodness. >> i have to say, if you know him or know of him, he's a very humble man. his mom always said don't be a bragadocious. >> those were gifts. >> a fan. >> they look like a hologram. it looks like a 1980 pair of socks with a hologram. it's 3d. send me that pair. i don't know if you are watching or maybe not. send me that pair. i want them. >> this summer when we were in maine i got to introduce mila to my grandpa, obviously, look at those little baby legs on top of my grandfather's feet. they were a moment. >> look at the slippers. you know, got presidential slippers. >> cool. what a cool guy. >>> let's check your weather see what's going on. you will see, we are looking at some icing that will be glowing and heading up over dallas. in fact, as we look at dallas right now, things are kind of dry, but temperatures are dropping. >> that rain will turn to sleet and ice and re-freeze again by saturday. so a r
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